5alpha-reductase inhibitors

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5α-reductase inhibitors

Drugs that inhibit the action of 5α-reductase, resulting in lower levels of prostatic dihydrotestosterone, the primary androgen in the prostate.
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Regarding the treatment choices, the most common therapeutic choices were monotherapy with an a-blocker (48.6%) or 5a-reductase inhibitors (30.6%) or their combination (18.9%).
Primary prevention of PCa has focused on chemoprevention, vitamin supplements (selenium, Vitamin E, and Vitamin C), and 5a-reductase inhibitors (finasteride and dutasteride).
The Risks and Benefits of 5a-Reductase Inhibitors for Prostate-Cancer Prevention.
They compared 2312 Icelandic men who underwent medical or surgical management for BPH (including treatment with 5a-reductase inhibitors, which are known to lower the PSA concentration) vs 33 779 presumed-healthy Icelandic men.
Use of 5a-reductase inhibitors for prostate cancer chemoprevention: American Society of Clinical Oncology/American Urological Association 2008 Clinical Practice Guideline.